Valentines and Verses

The 16,000 flowers that collectively adorn the Viacom Building in a new installation in Times Square must have been ordered well in advance of Valentine’s Day. Just out of physical reach of my seasonally deprived gardening fingers, these fabulous flowers were uplifted before they could be bunched for lucrative lovers. Otherwise there would not have been a rose within cooee. As it was, kangaroo paw, proteas and banksias were contracted to bring the ‘outside in’ – even though in the midst of the current freeze it was more like bringing down under up over. But the colors and shadows are a sculpture in the making – they are ephemeral and everlasting at the same time. Let’s wish the same for all the lovers in the world, including those that choose hops to heliconias…


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4 Responses to Valentines and Verses

  1. Lyndl Marshall says:

    Dear Gabrielle – this is so beautiful. Thank you.

  2. Marilyn Maher says:

    How unique, and so beautiful. Thank you for showing us.

  3. Dallas says:

    Dear Gabrielle, delightful display and I am much amused by the roses are red beer is great sign
    and your valentine roses are $5 cheaper than ours!

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